Rob Fong is a third generation Sacramentan. He is married and has 2 children. Mr. Fong earned a degree in political science with Phi Beta Kappa distinction from U.C. Berkeley in 1981. He graduated from the U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law in 1984, and practiced civil litigation and business law until 2009 with the law firm of Ryan & Fong. In 2009, Mr. Fong started RKF Consulting, his own lobbying and consulting firm.
Mr. Fong was elected to the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Trustees in 1998 and served as Board President from 2003 through April 2004. In March 2004, he was elected to the Sacramento City Council. In 2006, he was elected to the position of Vice Mayor. Mr. Fong was re-elected to serve a second term on the City Council from June 2008 until December 2012.
Mr. Fong retired from politics in December 2012 after 14 years of public service and returned to the private sector where he provides legal, lobbying, and consulting services to a select clientele.